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Closing Film: Mama Gloria




Rutgers Paul Robeson Center - Theater #1 - Sunday April 16 - 4:15p

Feature Film: Mama Gloria

Meet Mama Gloria! Chicago's Black transgender icon, Gloria Allen, blazed a trail for trans people like few others before her. Emerging from Chicago's drag-ball culture in the 1960s, Gloria overcame traumatic violence to become a proud leader in her community. Not only a portrait of a groundbreaking legend who aged with joy and grace, but also a celebration of unconditional love--the love Gloria received from her own mother and the love that she gave to her chosen children, the young, homeless, transgender people around her. Directed by Luchina Fisher, United States, 76 minutes. Writer: Luchina Fisher Producers: Yvonne Welbon and Zainab Ali


Director Luchina Fisher, who was driven by the love she has for her own teenage transgender daughter, Gia, in creating this exhilarating documentary, will be on hand for a post-screening discussion.


preceded by

How Not To Date While Trans

This break-the-fourth-wall, dark comedy follows the dating life of a black trans woman and the problematic men she meets along the way. Directed by and stars Nyala Moon, United States, 12 minutes.

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